Previous studies have repeatedly suggested that any type of sedentary behavior, such as sitting motionless, is not good for your health. Being stuck for 9.5 hours or more a day, excluding sleep time, is associated with an increased risk of death.
Led by Professor Wolf Ekelund of the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway, researchers have analyzed studies evaluating how they are related physical activity and stuck time with the risk of early death.
Using accelerometers — a wearable device that tracks activity volume and intensity — to measure total activity, intensity levels were divided into light, moderate, and vigorous categories.
Cooking or washing dishes are examples of light intensity, walking or mowing quickly is considered a moderate intensity, and running or carrying heavy loads are used as examples of intense intensity.
The risk of death for participants is approximately five studies reveal
The study was conducted in the United States and Western Europe of 36,383 adults, who are at least 40 years old, with an average age of 62. Participants were followed for an average of 5.8 years.
However, the findings in the study may not apply to other populations and younger people.
According to researchers, the public health message may simply be: "Sit less and move more and more often."